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obtunded

[ ob-tuhn-did ]
/ ɒbˈtʌn dɪd /
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adjective
Medicine/Medical. characterized by diminished responsiveness to stimuli, often due to a state of reduced consciousness: Transporting trauma patients to the hospital in a supine position may not be the safest approach in obtunded patients with unprotected airways.
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Origin of obtunded

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How to use obtunded in a sentence

  • In men of genius the moral sense is sometimes obtunded, if not altogether absent.

  • But one phase of it seemed to reach his obtunded consciousness, for this made a direct inroad upon his bank account.

    The Gay Gnani of Gingalee|Florence Huntley
  • Madeira did not seem to be unconscious, but his senses were obtunded, and it was some minutes before he could sit up.

    Sally of Missouri|R. E. Young
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